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New Milford CT Holiday Tree Lighting Festival of Lights, 2009

November 22, 2009

Bandstand Holiday Info New Milford CT Holiday Tree Lighting Festival of Lights.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm will be the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival of Lights in New Milford, CT. Come to the south end of the green by the gazebo and enjoy the fun! The Festival of Lights includes of course tree lighting, Santa will be there, singing and holiday readings.

Our picturesque Village Green in New Milford CT is certainly beautiful all year round but the holidays do dress it up quite a bit. This tradition dates back 43 years, to 1966. You can read a great account of how this tradition came into being here, it involves a $700 mistake, an angry Walter Shutte and a plastic Christmas Tree.


Our beautiful Village Green has been the inspiration for many artists. Woldemar Neufeld gave us his Festival of Lights, David Merr
ils’ rendition of the west side of our Village Green as it appeared in 1893, as well as the many others whom the beauty of our town inspired in their favorite medium! Painters, photographers, (myself included), have felt the call to preserve the beauty in an art form.


The New Milford CT Holiday Tree Lighting Festival of Lights is sponsored by the New Milford CT Chamber of Commerce, Village Center Organization, The Housatonic Times and the Greater New Milford Spectrum. A big thank you to everyone that makes this display and event a reality!

I am looking forward to taking photos of the trees when they are lit! And yes indeed our Village Green in New Milford is one of THE most beautiful New England Village Greens around! I hope you enjoyed my photos, more to follow after the Holiday Tree Lighting Festival of Lights!

Bandstand HDR

Congregational Church

St Johns Church

Lamp post HDR

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